Herculaneum ruins: an italian archeological site that is worth a visit

Herculaneum ruins: an italian archeological site that is worth a visit

Herculaneum is pretty famous all around the world because of its tragic story. Indeed, Herculaneum was a lovely town near Mount Vesuvius that, together with Pompeii, was destroyed by a volcanic eruption in 79 AD. Nowadays you can still visit Herculaneum ruins by visiting the UNESCO archeological site of the same name located in the Campania region. THE ERUPTION The interesting fact is that, before the eruption of 76 AD, Mount Vesuvius had had no activity for 800 years. So, the inhabitants basically considered it an inactive volcano. The first eruption happened around 1pm with the spewing of ash, gas,…

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UNESCO world heritage sites in Italy, Umbria

World heritage sites in Italy

Italy attracts many tourists every year. They come for different reasons: food, history, culture, sea, fashion, etc. But maybe only few of you know that Italy has also the highest number of UNESCO sites. So, with this article, I’m starting a new series about the world heritage sites in Italy. Almost every region has a good number of world heritage sites in Italy. Today, I’m going to talk about the Unesco sites you can find in Umbria. BASILICA OF SAINT FRANCIS OF ASSISI One of the most important world heritage sites in Italy, in Umbria is the Basilica of Saint…

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